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Bildbreite: 5 mm; Fundort: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Kanada
Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried; Contribution: Hg
Location: Kanada/Québec, Provinz/Montérégie, Region/La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM/Mont Saint-Hilaire/Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry)
Mineral: Shortite
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Bildbreite: 5 mm; Fundort: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Kanada

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2008-09-16
Locality: Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry) / Mont Saint-Hilaire / La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM / Montérégie, Region / Québec, Provinz / Kanada
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Bildbreite: 5 mm; Fundort Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebéc, Kanada
Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried; Contribution: Hg
Location: Kanada/Québec, Provinz/Montérégie, Region/La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM/Mont Saint-Hilaire/Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry)
Mineral: Shortite
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Bildbreite: 5 mm; Fundort Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebéc, Kanada

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2006-12-08
Locality: Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry) / Mont Saint-Hilaire / La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM / Montérégie, Region / Québec, Provinz / Kanada
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FO: Wyoming, Sweetwater Co., Green River Formation, Westvaco Mine, USA; Bildausschnitt: 5 x 3 mm
Copyright: Archiv: Berthold Stein (rtbstone); Contribution: rtbstone
Collection: rtbstone
Location: USA/Wyoming/Sweetwater Co./Green River Formation/FMC Green River Trona Mine (Westvaco Mine)
Mineral: Shortite
Image: 1250340252
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FO: Wyoming, Sweetwater Co., Green River Formation, Westvaco Mine, USA; Bildausschnitt: 5 x 3 mm

Collection: rtbstone
Copyright: Archiv: Berthold Stein (rtbstone)
Contribution: rtbstone 2009-08-15
Locality: FMC Green River Trona Mine (Westvaco Mine) / Green River Formation / Sweetwater Co. / Wyoming / USA
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Kristallgröße: 4 mm; Fundort: FMC Green River Trona Mine, Green River Formation, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
Copyright: Philip Blümner; Contribution: Philip Blümner
Collection: giantcrystal
Location: USA/Wyoming/Sweetwater Co./Green River Formation/FMC Green River Trona Mine (Westvaco Mine)
Mineral: Shortite
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Kristallgröße: 4 mm; Fundort: FMC Green River Trona Mine, Green River Formation, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA

Collection: giantcrystal
Copyright: Philip Blümner
Contribution: Philip Blümner 2010-02-21
Locality: FMC Green River Trona Mine (Westvaco Mine) / Green River Formation / Sweetwater Co. / Wyoming / USA
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von Alluaiv, Lovozero Massiv, Kola Halbinsel, Russland; blockige farblose Kristalle; Bb = 3,5 mm
Copyright: Hannes Osterhammer; Contribution: Münchener Micromounter
Collection: Lithothek der Münchener Micromounter, Collection number: B006144, Donator: anatase2
Location: Russland/Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis/Murmansk, Oblast/Kola-Halbinsel/Lovozero/Alluaiv
Mineral: Shortite
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Shortit (SNr: B006144)

von Alluaiv, Lovozero Massiv, Kola Halbinsel, Russland; blockige farblose Kristalle; Bb = 3,5 mm

Collection: Lithothek der Münchener Micromounter
Copyright: Hannes Osterhammer
Contribution: Münchener Micromounter 2016-10-09
Locality: Alluaiv / Lovozero / Kola-Halbinsel / Murmansk, Oblast / Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis / Russland

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Collectors Summary

Color farblos, hellgelb
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 3
Solubility +++ H2O
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Amm2

Chemism

Chemical formula

Na2Ca2(CO3)3

Chemical composition

Calcium, Natrium, Kohlenstoff, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 306.1635504 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 16

Info

Empirical formula:

Na2Ca2(CO3)3

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Carbon

C

11.77

3

18.75

12.0107800

36.0323400

Oxygen

O

47.03

9

56.25

15.9994300

143.9948700

Sodium

Na

15.02

2

12.50

22.9897702

45.9795404

Calcium

Ca

26.18

2

12.50

40.0784000

80.1568000

Analysis wt%

Na2O : 19.91, CaO : 36.34, CO2 : 42.90 (Ref: Dana, 7th ed. 2)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

5.AC.25

5: Carbonate (Carbonate, Nitrate)
A: Carbonate ohne weitere Anionen, ohne H2O
C: Alkali- und Alkali-Erden-Carbonate
25:Shortit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

V/B.05-070

V: NITRATE, CARBONATE UND BORATE
B: Wasserfreie Carbonate [CO3] 2-, ohne fremde Anionen

Classification by Hölzel

5.AC.220

5: CARBONATES NITRATES ARSENITES SULFITES SELENITES TELLURITES IODATES
A: Carbonates (-Anions -Water)
C: Carbonates: orthorhombic or monoclinic
2: Double Carbonates

Dana 8th edition

14.04.01.01

14: Anhydrous Carbonates
04: Anhydrous Carbonates with Compound Formula A+2 B++2 (CO3)4

IMA status

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

farblos, hellgelb

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent

max. Birefringence

0.039

Birefringence chart\! Shortite title=Birefringence chart Shortite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.531

RI value β

1.555

RI value γ / ε

1.570

Ri mean

1.552

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 75°c

Optical Data Luminescence

Luminescence

fluoreszierend

Color LW-UV (365nm)

 

gelb

LW-UV Intensity

stark

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

orange

SW-UV Intensity

mittel

Most Common Activator

Dy3+

Other Activators

Sm3+, Tb3+

Color SW-UV Afterglow (254nm)

 

blau

Crystallography

Crystal System

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mm2

Space Group number

38

Space Group

Amm2

Cell parameters a (Å)

4.961

Cell parameters b (Å)

11.03

Cell parameters c (Å)

7.12

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.450

Cell parameters c/b

0.646

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

2

Volume (ų)

389.605

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

5.99(40),
5.51(60),
3.82(40),
2.564(100),
2.184(60),
2.108(60),
1.997(50),
1.605(40)

XRD chart Shortite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

3

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

83 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.6

2.61 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ H2O

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Fahey, 1939

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 5 (2003), 642

Other languages

German

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Spanish

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English

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French

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Russian

Шортит

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Sot

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) fw4Du-x6PUW2brY_CsEVXw
GUID (Global unique identifier) BB030E7F-7AEC-453D-B66E-B63F0AC1155F
Database ID 3507